Ashore & Off-Duty Safety Archive

  • BY JOSEPH PERFETTO Workplace safety inspections are required annually in accordance with Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 5100.23 series (OPNAVINST 5100.23) and the Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1960.25). Workplace inspections are one of the principle means of detecting hazards and unsafe behaviors that may develop […]

    Workplace Safety Inspections

    BY JOSEPH PERFETTO Workplace safety inspections are required annually in accordance with Office of the Chief of Naval Operations Instruction 5100.23 series (OPNAVINST 5100.23) and the Code of Federal Regulations (29 CFR 1960.25). Workplace inspections are one of the principle means of detecting hazards and unsafe behaviors that may develop […]

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  • BY JOE PERFETTO ll commands are required by the Navy and Marine Corps Mishap and Safety Investigation, Reporting and Record Keeping Manual (OPNAVINST 5102.1D/MCO P5102.1B) to report all mishaps, hazards and near misses. In addition to reporting, they’re supposed to be investigated to determine what happened and how to prevent […]

    Where are the Supervisors? Supervision and Accountability

    BY JOE PERFETTO ll commands are required by the Navy and Marine Corps Mishap and Safety Investigation, Reporting and Record Keeping Manual (OPNAVINST 5102.1D/MCO P5102.1B) to report all mishaps, hazards and near misses. In addition to reporting, they’re supposed to be investigated to determine what happened and how to prevent […]

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  • BY CINDY WHITEHEAD, NAVY ERGONOMICS PROGRAM MANAGER  Living in the modern digital age certainly has its benefits. How did we ever live without the endless amounts of information, instant results and ability to interact and communicate, all at our fingertips? We all enjoy the conveniences electronic technology offers, especially our […]

    Technology Awareness: Digital Eye Strain and Text Neck

    BY CINDY WHITEHEAD, NAVY ERGONOMICS PROGRAM MANAGER  Living in the modern digital age certainly has its benefits. How did we ever live without the endless amounts of information, instant results and ability to interact and communicate, all at our fingertips? We all enjoy the conveniences electronic technology offers, especially our […]

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  • STORY BY JANE BUSH, SAFETY & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST, PERS-53Z Safety awareness and practices follow us everywhere. All personnel should be in tune with their work environment and be cognizant of safety at all times. Just as fleet Sailors must be aware of the flight deck, underway replenishment or engine […]

    Safety Awareness & Practices: Important at Sea, in the Air or Ashore in the Office

    STORY BY JANE BUSH, SAFETY & OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SPECIALIST, PERS-53Z Safety awareness and practices follow us everywhere. All personnel should be in tune with their work environment and be cognizant of safety at all times. Just as fleet Sailors must be aware of the flight deck, underway replenishment or engine […]

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  • STORY BY AT2 JORDAN OSMERA, VAW-116 I run every morning before work. I love to. It helps me wake up plus I get my workout done early so I have the rest of the day after work to myself. On July 30, 2016, I woke up to run as usual, […]

    Running Into the Ground

    STORY BY AT2 JORDAN OSMERA, VAW-116 I run every morning before work. I love to. It helps me wake up plus I get my workout done early so I have the rest of the day after work to myself. On July 30, 2016, I woke up to run as usual, […]

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  • STORY BY SN MATEO DIAZ, VAW-116 Everyone has been lost at least once in their lives. For many of us, being lost usually happens while we’re driving. This typically only means that we’re getting to our destination a little later or perhaps having to stop and fire up our GPS […]

    Lost on the Runway

    STORY BY SN MATEO DIAZ, VAW-116 Everyone has been lost at least once in their lives. For many of us, being lost usually happens while we’re driving. This typically only means that we’re getting to our destination a little later or perhaps having to stop and fire up our GPS […]

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  • BY BONNIE REVELL, NAVSAFECEN With tornadoes, it can be easy to fall into a complacent mindset of “it will never happen to me,” because they only happen in Tornado Alley – that region between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. Tornadoes rank third on the National Weather Service’s list of weather […]

    Tornado Safety

    BY BONNIE REVELL, NAVSAFECEN With tornadoes, it can be easy to fall into a complacent mindset of “it will never happen to me,” because they only happen in Tornado Alley – that region between the Rocky and Appalachian Mountains. Tornadoes rank third on the National Weather Service’s list of weather […]

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  • BY LCDR TODD P. DAVIS Why should you be concerned about heat related illness? Sailors and Marines fall victim to heat stress conditions every year compromising their health, productivity, and alertness hindering an organization’s ability to accomplish its mission. Heat-related illnesses occur when heat exposure or physical exertion increases to […]

    Heat Related Illness: What You Need To Know

    BY LCDR TODD P. DAVIS Why should you be concerned about heat related illness? Sailors and Marines fall victim to heat stress conditions every year compromising their health, productivity, and alertness hindering an organization’s ability to accomplish its mission. Heat-related illnesses occur when heat exposure or physical exertion increases to […]

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  • BY MICHAEL BORKOWSKI, NAVSAFECEN What do Motorcycles and May have in common? May is motorcycle safety awareness month, a time of year designed to remind all drivers and motorcyclists to share the road with each other. Motorcycle safety is an issue of increasing concern. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), National […]

    Drivers Take Notice: It’s Spring & Motorcyclists Are Hitting the Road

    BY MICHAEL BORKOWSKI, NAVSAFECEN What do Motorcycles and May have in common? May is motorcycle safety awareness month, a time of year designed to remind all drivers and motorcyclists to share the road with each other. Motorcycle safety is an issue of increasing concern. The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA), National […]

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  • BY JOE PERFETTO & BONNIE REVELL The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Naval Safety Center want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that with warmer weather approaching more motorcycles will be on the roads. All drivers are asked to please share the road and look twice […]

    Motorcycle Awareness

    BY JOE PERFETTO & BONNIE REVELL The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Naval Safety Center want to take this opportunity to remind everyone that with warmer weather approaching more motorcycles will be on the roads. All drivers are asked to please share the road and look twice […]

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